Hey everyone. I have a working name for my language, which is "Saalangal". I think I am pretty much finished with the phonolgy. I have it here for you to look over. Note: don't ask for translations of the example words. They are just ther= e for the examples sake, and they don't have any meanings (yet). Consonants: There are 15 consonants in Saalangal. They are as follows: Labials - b, m, p, w Dentals - t, d, n, l Palatals - s, y Velars - k, g, ng Glottals - h, ' As I said in my other emails, the consonants are all taken from Tagalog before the Spanish came (not too much difference, there's just no 'r'). Ng: Ng does certain things when next to certain sounds. Whenever it is near a labial, it automatically becomes 'm', except in the case of 'm' where it remains the same. =20 - lapang + pan =3D lapampan - seng + bas =3D sembas - tong + mem =3D tongmem When 'ng' occurs next to a dental, it becomes 'n', except when it is next to an 'n'.=20 - lapang + lan =3D lapanlan - seng + dem =3D sendem - tong + tan =3D tontan - yang + nak =3D yangnak Ng only shows these changes when next to labials or dentals (and the two special cases from eash category). Otherwise it stays the same, and there is no change. - lapang + san =3D lapangsan - seng + han =3D senghan - tong + gus =3D tonggus - bing + ha =3D bingha Vowels: There are just five vowels in Saalangal. They are said just as they are i= n Spanish. High - i, u Mid - e, o low - a I kind of went off on my own style here. In the Tagalog alphabet, and before the Spanish came, there were only a, i, and u. The Spanish brought in e and o. I wanted them mostly because I like them, and it gives some variety to the language (not to mention allowing easier transliteration o= f borrowed words and names). Diphthongs: There are just four diphthongs in Saalangal. High - iw Mid - oy Low - ay, aw You should note something here. The diphthongs are always written in the Latin alphabet as iw, oy, ay, and aw. In Saalangal, when two vowels are together, they are always voiced separately, never as a diphthong. Stress: Stress plays an important role. It helps to differentiate two words that would be homonyms. Stress can occur on either of the last two syllables. However, diphthongs always carry the stress. l=E1sa - fire / las=E1' - river Notice where the stress lies in both words. This is important for clarity of speech. If both were pronounced the same, there would be a lot of misunderstanding (and comprehension would have to be through context). The wrong stress in Saalangal makes the difference between understanding and confusion. The glottal stop is also on the final stressed syllable, as in the word for river. It is also present between two vowels, as in the name of this language, but it is not necessary to be written down because it naturally comes out when voicing two vowels separately (IMO). Syllable patterns: The following syllables are possible. The maximum number of syllables in a word can be as many as possible, but for root words and basic nouns, they are up to five syllables maximum. C - consonant V - vowel D - diphthong - CVC - kak - CV - ka - V - a - CD - siw - D - aw The following examples are possible words in Saalangal. - kam - lasa - ngatalu - Saalangal - tadawsumaa =20 _-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- 'The beginning calls for courage; the end demands care'